Tuesday, February 23, 2010

US Census records - work in progress

The Archive facility on the Guild of One-Name Studies website has been recently enhanced and this means that it will be possible to add Baptisms, Marriages and Burials) from before Civil Registration in 1837 to the site. Even better it is also now possible to add non-UK information.

My initial focus is to add PIMBLE US Census information and then move on to England & Wales pre-1837 Marriages. Baptisms and Burials after that. Sample of these are available on the Archive now @
searchable Archive

Later I plan to add copies of Marriage certificates to the main Pimble website at
main PIMBLE website

Later still, and if I can find people to donate a copy, old photos of past PIMBLE generations.

Lots to do ............

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Most recent DNA result

We have recently received back the DNA results for the first direct descendant of John PYMBLE born c.1782 to take a Y Chromosome test.

This tells us that though Robert PYMBLE born c.1776 (emigrated to Australia in 1821) and George PIMBLE born c.1798(died in Aston, Birmingham in 1849) share a common ancestor, John PYMBLE born c.1782 does not appear to be related to them.

It would be great to find out if John, George or Robert are related to any of the other UK or US based PIMBLEs.

I have two free kits, if there any PIMBLE / PYMBLE descendants who would like to participate in this voyage of discovery to find out where their ancestors fitted in.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Pimble / Pymble Deaths in England & Wales 1837 to 1983

I have just updated my archive on the Guild of One-Name Studies website to include Deaths from 1837 (when Civil Registration started) to 1983. This is for England and Wales only, I don't believe there are any deaths in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

This is in addition to Births and Marriages for the same period and Census records from 1841 through to and including 1911.

If you are looking for BMD's or census records then the Archive is searchable at

searchable Archive